Ian and Macy Geer, the children of Deputy Derek Geer, have participated with their dad in years past in the poultry program and tried to keep the tradition going this year, but their birds didn't make the cut. That is where 16-year-old Tyler Fritzlan came into the picture.
When Mesa County Sheriffs Deputy Derek Geer was killed in the line of duty in February, he hoped, as an organ donor, that someday his death might save another's life. What he didn't know, is it would happen much sooner than expected.
Normally we would expect the Grand Junction Police Department and the Grand Junction Fire Department to be working together on the same team, but this weekend, these two entities will be in direct opposition with one another.
Several Grand Junction area bands and venues have come together to offer fundraising concerts benefiting the family of Deputy Geer. This weekend, make a point to attend one of these, or maybe all of these, benefit concerts.